Post Tagged with: "united nations"

Self-Determination as Resistance: Sahrawi and Palestinian Struggle for the UN

Self-Determination as Resistance: Sahrawi and Palestinian Struggle for the UN

Officials and activists interviewed from both Palestine and Western Sahara affirm that despite their commitment to diplomacy, self-determination is non-negotiable.

Revisiting the United Nations and the Micro-State Problem

Revisiting the United Nations and the Micro-State Problem

The micro-state problem emerged in the late 1960s as many newly independent; decolonised micro-states applied to join the UN in order to confirm their sovereign status.

Sustaining Peace and Internal Self-Determination in the UN Perspective

Sustaining Peace and Internal Self-Determination in the UN Perspective

Peace agreement’s hybrid self-determination component demonstrate how international and local actors can impact the establishment post-conflict environment domestically.

Alternative Approaches to Self-Determination Applied to the Cyprus Conflict

Alternative Approaches to Self-Determination Applied to the Cyprus Conflict

The UN paradigm has a number of shortcomings and is therefore inadequate to answer modern claims involving self-determination, such as the Cyprus conflict.

The UN as Both Foe and Friend to Indigenous Peoples and Self-Determination

The UN as Both Foe and Friend to Indigenous Peoples and Self-Determination

The UN, created to uphold the sovereignty of states, has become a vehicle for Indigenous peoples to organise in favour of their rights.

Self-Determination as a Process: The United Nations in South Sudan

Self-Determination as a Process: The United Nations in South Sudan

In South Sudan, self-determination was ensured only to have it violated by external powers. These interferences did not help end the conflict; rather they made it worse.

The United Nations and Self-Determination in the Case of East Timor

The United Nations and Self-Determination in the Case of East Timor

In the case of East Timor, one can argue that the UN was definitely not a friend to the people of East Timor even without the right to self-determination in the equation.

Members of the Mongolian Armed Forces observe a demonstration of mine May 25 during the minefield self-extraction training portion of Khaan Quest 2016 at Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The training provided MAF members with the skills to safely identify and mark potential threats in a minefield. Khaan Quest 2016 is an annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces, co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, and supported by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Khaan Quest, in its 14th iteration, is the capstone exercise for this year’s Global Peace Operations Initiative program. The exercise focuses on training activities to enhance international interoperability, develop peacekeeping capabilities, build to mil-to-mil relationships, and enhance military readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon)

Sexual Abuse in UN Peacekeeping: The Problem of Viewing Women as a ‘Quick Fix’

Sexual exploitation is about power more than gender or any physical attraction to a particularly sexed body. In the realm of peacekeeping, it is about the uniform.

The Precarious History of the UN towards Self-Determination

The Precarious History of the UN towards Self-Determination

Moving beyond the existing UN paradigm might bring forward better and sustainable solutions for some of the world’s longest-lasting conflicts.

Jus Post Bellum and Responsibilities to Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Jus Post Bellum and Responsibilities to Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Pope Francis draws on jus post bellum to demand that states who intervene militarily in the affairs of others, take responsibility for those displaced by intervention.

Interview – Courtney J. Fung

Interview – Courtney J. Fung

Courtney Fung discusses change and the drivers of change in the state system, China’s role in the UN and internationally, as well as China’s goals compared to India’s.

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